Look, two posts in a weekend. Yesterday was the mental health day I took from work. I spent most of it watching various horror flicks, and futzing around online. Oh, and some vague chore doing at home. I'm slowly getting rid of clutter. Then I'll start on rearranging things a little better. I'm also going to pack up some of the scifi/fantasy section of the Starry Wisdom Library, and probably put it in storage. Shelf space is at a premium, and history, esoterica and Mythos has priority. (also, I have piles of books that need to be organized). Worked on that also this morning, along with more (and worse) movies.
Went to the eye doctor
in the afternoon, when it was 105 out. Glad my eyeballs didn't melt.
Long story short, my distance vision is a smidge better than it was, my
up close vision is a tad worse. So new glasses are in my future. But
otherwise my eyes are healthy, come back in year and get dilated.
Came home after that, where I ate way too many chicken tenders. I have to
remember, when I have the brilliant idea 'I'll get a family meal, and I'll
have 3-4 meals out of it', portion out the damn things...otherwise I keep
eating them til I'm about to explode. Haven't done much else this afternoon/
evening. Rearranged a few things, made some mental notes. Found a
random flat in London that is not only cool looking,
but is the same building for the hero in 'The Devil Rides Out', with the
same cool terrace design. But, since I haven't come into my Innsmouth
gold inheritance, I don't see me relocating Château Innsmouth to the UK.
So what is Vulpine reading ? Currently I'm reading a history of the
Cathars, The Lost Teachings of the Cathars by Andrew Phillip
Smith. It's a reread, but given the news lately, who doesn't need a book
on medieval quasi-Gnostic dualism. Enjoyable, if nothing really new to
the subject. I recently finished a novella, Maniac Gods by Rich Hawkins. Unlike m
y current read, this is a little more...intense. It's Lovecraftianesque
cosmic horror, with the emphasis on horror. Cult does bad thing,
divorced Dad tries to save his ex-wife and kid, bad things happen. Yes, this
is done a lot. But Rich gleefully dives into the guts of the story and
runs it at full tilt, and when you get to the obvious 'and here's more horror'
he slams on brakes and does a 180 that almost hurts. Then he slowly
ratchets things up...and then if you want more, go buy the book. *wink* In
the bullpen is a number of other British horror novels, I may have gone a
little crazy during Amazon Prime Day.
So that's about it for non-brain meats thoughts. Tomorrow I go see
Denzel Washington beat people up, and then it's back to work of
some stress. But I will survive. Cthulhu's told me so. (Oh yeah, and if
you wonder why I have more links than usual, I changed some stuff in my
ViM configuration, and this seemed a good
test. Yay geeking)